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Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral with stunning Zero Two video

Published: 7/Mar/2020 20:16

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer brought Darling in the Franxx heroine Zero Two to life with her jaw-dropping costume. The artist’s video portraying the anime character went viral as fans went wild over the perfect re-creation.

Darling in the Franxx made its debut in 2018, and was a joint project from Clover Works and Studio Trigger. The show’s post-apocalyptic story about mechs defending humanity against giant creatures known as klaxosaurs made it a smash hit.

Popular cosplay artist ‘mk_ays‘ blew fans of the anime away with her insanely accurate take on the series female lead Zero Two. Her video of showing off her detailed costume quickly went viral as she brought the pilot to life.

Studio Trigger / Clover Works
The mecha-based anime made its debut in 2018.

Darling in the Franxx’s Zero Two brought to life

In the show’s story, humanity has been pushed to live in cities called’Plantations. The adults artificially create children called parasites to fight using mechs known as Franxx. One of the best pilots is a half klaxosaur-blooded girl named Zero Two.

Cosplayer mk_ays transformed into the heroine in December 2019 and stunned with her accurate re-creation. The artist nailed the fighter’s signature flowing pink hair, and piercing blue eyes.

Posing in her military uniform, the cosplay artist looks exactly how fans would imagine the character to look like in real life. The costume is so accurate, it’s almost if the pilot has stepped from outside of the anime.

Ays posted more pictures of her outfit on Instagram and gave followers a greater view of how much detail went into making her cosplay. From the red horns that stick out from underneath her headband, to her white and black buttoned boots, she nailed the character’s look.

The Russian artist’s take went viral when she posted a video of her portraying Zero Two. At the time of writing, the clip has over 65k likes as viewers were stunned by how faithful her depiction is.

Fans of the 2018 mech anime were blown away by the cosplayer’s accurate take. User ‘matheus.laube’ stated “The best Zero Two of the Instagram!” Another user ‘_donmichael’ exclaimed “Okay, you’re the closest of them all cosplaying 02.”

Fans of the anime series were blown away by the cosplayer’s accurate portrayal of Zero Two.

Darling in the Franxx was a breakout series in 2018, as fans connected with its balance of mechs, post apocalyptic themes, and romance. Due to its popularity, there was even a manga adaptation made.

Unfortunately for fans, there hasn’t been an announcement for a second season so far. However, those that want to catch up can watch all of season one on Crunchyroll or Funimation.


Attack on Titan fans furious over anime’s “excessive” censorship

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:42 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 7:32

by Brent Koepp


Despite releasing in 2013, some Attack on Titan fans are only now discovering the anime’s censored violence in comparison to the manga. A YouTube video went viral after showcasing the stark differences. 

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly exploded in popularity. Viewers around the world became captivated by its intense themes and relentlessly brutal story.

A YouTube video about the series went viral on November 15 after showing the difference between the manga and the anime adaptation’s depiction of violence – and some fans were not happy about it.

Promotional image of Attack on Titan Season 1 featuring Eren Jaegar.
Wit Studio / Funimation
The 2013 hit anime has become a worldwide phenomena.

Attack on Titan fans discover manga is darker

For decades, it has been the norm that the manga version of a story is almost always more fleshed out story-wise, and often more graphic compared to its animated counterpart. Just like traditional shows, anime aired live has to dial back elements not suited for TV.

Despite this common wisdom, some Attack on Titan fans were not aware of just how much more brutally violent the written version actually was. YouTuber ‘Zmyh’ went viral after uploading a video that showcases just that.

The upload compares iconic scenes from the anime and manga, and puts them side-by-side to demonstrate the visual differences between them. The video quickly exploded online, and has over 1.6 million viewers at the time of writing.

For some fans of the series, this was their first time seeing the changes the anime made. One viewer wrote, “Interesting how there is censorship for Attack on Titan. Like seriously?” Another user said, “And here I thought that AOT was brutal…looks like I should read the manga.” Another YouTube comment exclaimed, “WHAT MAN THEY BETTER MAKE IT UNCENSORED FOR THE FINAL SEASON.”

Screenshot of Attack on Titan fans reacting to the YouTube video.

Many hit out at the alterations made in the animated series, arguing that it takes way from the story’s original impact. “They need to stop censorship, it completely ruins the more powerful impact it can have,” one commentator replied to the video. Another fan stated, “And that’s why you absolutely need to read the manga version of the Uprising arc, because it is literally just better in every way.”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to Attack on Titan anime censorship.

Not everyone was critical of the changes though. A handful of fans pointed out that Wit Studio did the best job they could given that the animated version also airs on TV. Some even argued that the changes were for the better.

The viral video is just another example of the divide that can sometimes exist between a manga and its anime adaptation. There will always be those that prefer the former to the latter. However, it is interesting to see the difference nonetheless.